Hurricane Irene arrived here in the night Sunday morning. We had lots of rain and gusty winds. We lost power (and phone, TV and internet) for 29 hours. I am so happy to have the news on and to be able to see what is happening around us. We did just fine. We had a tree limb down on the driveway. It was small and we were able to move it ourselves. There are roads out and power is a problem for many people and towns around us. Prayers to all those affected by this storm. Today is a perfect sunny day with such beautiful skies and the air is crisp. It is good to be alive and to have that storm behind us.
I worked on the Halloween stuff because I thought it would be easier than Max during the very stressful Hurricane Irene. I was wrong as the frogs were out in force this weekend. I did complete the two pieces here. Wear a Costume and Eat Candy.
I started this part early on Sunday. I stitched and ripped this first section at least twice. I had the darnest time finding the middle of the top and then figuring out what to start where. It was a messed. I won't say this is perfect, but it is done and to help with centering I went ahead and did the border for the second part. Grrrrr. I would guess that I was distracted by the storm.
Today the mail man brought me a package. Great timing!! I have Just Nan's new pumpkin. Little House's latest ornament and Lizzie Kate's 6 Fat Men with the first three charts. There is also the Just Cross Stitch Halloween Collection book. IT IS FANTASTIC!! If you love Halloween, this is the book for you. I have all the magazines and I worried that this book would just be repeats but it isn't. There are all kinds of things I want to stitch in this book.